Weekly Bulletin – March 20 – 24, 2017

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 20-24, 2017

 

SPRING BREAK

March 27 – 31, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: SPRING BREAK: Spring break is a U.S. phenomenon and an academic tradition which started during the 1930s in the United States and is observed in some other western countries. Spring break is also a vacational period in early spring at universities and schools in various countries in the world, where it is known by names such as Easter vacation, Easter Holiday, March break, spring vacation, Mid-Term Break, study week, reading week, reading period, or Easter week, depending on regional conventions. However, these vacations differ from Spring Break in the United States.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

TALENT SHOW ASSEMBLY is Friday, March 24 during double period 4.

 

ASB ELECTION: is Wed., April 12 during HR

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday night, April 21 in the auditorium.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/20 – 3/26/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

This Way Ahead: If you’re 16 years old or older and would like a paid summer internship in the retail industry (6/18-8/26), check out the Retail Power Camp (4/3-6/3), apply for these opportunities by 3/24.  Go to: tinyurl.com/twa2017 or text TWA2017 to 22828 for more information.

The Mayors’ Youth Employment & Education Program (MYEEP): If you would like a paid internship in the summer, apply for this opportunity by 4/7.  You must be a resident of SF, at least ages 14 or older and be able to work 20 hours a week. For more details or to apply: http://www.myeep.org/apply/

 

3/27-3/31 Spring Break Performing Arts Camp for Teens @ Wilsey Center for Opera, 4th floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister Street, SF: Fill your Spring Break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks, and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lots of exciting opportunities to work with local artists and meet teens from diverse communities.  No performing experience required. Cost: $10 application fee; tuition is $0-$200. Scholarships available, no teen turned away for lack of funds.  Apply ASAP. For more details or to apply: https://sfopera.com/pac

4/1 TeenTechSF @ 8:30am-12:30pm @ Google @ 1901 Landings Drive, Mountain View: Students will be able to engage with hands-on tech workshops and speakers from the White House, IBM, Comcast, and more. Space Limited – Register now at:   TeenTechSF-Google.eventbrite.com   

For 10th & 11th:

SF YouthWorks is hiring! This is a unique PAID internship program designed to expose youth to work in the SF City Government and build job readiness skills in a supportive environment.  Interns can work up to 20 hours per week.  Must be a legal resident of SF and be able to work at least 16 hours per week, commit to participate from June through August. Application form is sent via SchoolLoop.  Application deadline is4/7.  For more info. or to apply: www.sfyouthworkds.org      

For 11th & 12th:

3/21 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104:This is your weekly meeting.

For 9th:

Minds Matter:  This is a FREE program that offers 2 adult professional mentors for the rest of your high school career. They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. Application deadline is 4/3.  For more details or to apply:http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/   

For 11th:

3/22 GenesysWorks Interview Prep @ 11:45am @ RM 104:Applicants: During this time a Genesys Works representative will be there to give you tips about what to do during your interview and how to prepare.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get in the zone before your interview!

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check out QuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

For 12th:

3/22 SF State University’s Next Steps Presentation @ 2:15pm@ RM 555: If you have been accepted by SFSU and would like to know what the next steps are or you haven’t heard from SFSU about your admission status, please come to this info. session.

 

CCSF Placement Result Pick Up @ the College & Career Center in RM 258: If you have taken the CCSF placement result but didn’t meet with a CCSF counselor about your result, please come pick up your result and find out what the next step is.  Thank you.    

4/1 Notre Dame De Namur University for Admitted Students @10am-12:30pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: Seniors, if you have been accepted by this university, come learn more about it before you decide if this is the right place for you.  To RSVP:www.ndnu.edu/ugevents or call 650-508-3600

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

TRENZA scholarships: Viva La Mujer Scholarship for $500: Identify as Chicana or Latina, Attending a California high school, Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university, 3.0 minimum, Based on community service experience, and apply by 3/25/17:  http://trenzascholarships.webs.com/viva-la-mujer

Cynthia Kuo Scholarship Up to $5,000: Chinese students who are first generation in the U.S. or born overseas planning to attend a 4 year college, Actively involved in Christian faith or group, Graduating high school senior, Minimum 3.0 GPA, & Demonstrated financial need, and apply by 3/25/17:https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/sites/default/files/scholarships/2017-CynthiaKuo-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship $5000: Filipino descent (full to 50%), 3.0 minimum GPA, Reside and attend high school in SF Bay Area, Go through interview, and apply by 4/1/17.  Ask Michael in room 209 for the application.

Sistah’s Rock scholarship $1,000: African American female residing in northern California, Senior in high school or freshmen in college, Minimum 2.8 GPA, and apply by 5/1/17.  http://www.sistahsrock.org/untitled

E4FC New American Scholars Program Up to $7,000: Foreign born, Financial need, Do not have permanent residency or citizenship, Bay Area resident, and apply by 5/1/17:https://www.tfaforms.com/4600194

 

3/23 SAE Expression College Info. Session @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a small, private art college located in Emerville in the east bay.  It has specialized classrooms for hands-on learning which include the Meyer Sound Performance Hall, Marshall McLuhan Lab, Film Sound Stage, Motion Capture Space, Green Screen, Jimi Hendricks Suite, Game Audio Suites and multiple Avid Pro Tools workstations. Get your Bachelors Degree in as little as 36 months with majors such as Audio, Animation and Visual Effects, Digital Film, Game Development and Music Business.

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 6-10, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 6-10, 2017

 

REVIEW

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: REVIEW: A review is an evaluation of a publication, service, or company such as a movie (a movie review), video game (video game review), musical composition (music review of a composition or recording), book (book review); a piece of hardware like a car, home appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, play, musical theater show, dance show, or art exhibition. In addition to a critical evaluation, the review’s author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit.  

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology will undergo a review from March 12 – 15, 2017.  This review is conducted every 6 years by the WASC or the Westernn Association of Schools and Colleges.  We will have 7 visitors on campus during the review and they will be looking at everything that happens at Galileo.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

To senior HR teachers & others,

Our annual senior panorama will be on Thursday, March 9 during HR. Please announce the date during HR this Wed. & Thurs. Have seniors go to HR at 9:45 AM. Immediately, escort the seniors to football bleachers. Prestige/Lifetouch will organize the seating area. OK to wear their senior shirts, jerseys, or Galileo sweatshirts. Counselors, staff members, & admin must be on time, too. Envelops will be in teacher mailboxes for distribution hopefully this Wed. or Thurs. Teachers can bring their envelops with money at ASB store (room 150) or collect them after the panorama. Be patient because it is quite difficult to take a panorama of 450 seniors.

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

Spirit Week International Food Festival is Friday, March 10 in the Courtyard during lunch time.

 

PANORAMA PICTURE:  Seniors this photo will be done during Homeroom on Thursday, March 9th. Be on time for Homeroom on March 9th to move to the Field for the photo.  Your homeroom teachers will have forms to order the photo.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/6-12/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

3/27-3/31 Spring Break Performing Arts Camp for Teens @ Wilsey Center for Opera, 4th floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister Street, SF: Fill your Spring Break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks, and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lots of exciting opportunities to work with local artists and meet teens from diverse communities.  No performing experience required.  Cost: $10 application fee; tuition is $0-$200. Scholarships available, no teen turned away for lack of funds.  ApplyASAP.  For more details or to apply: https://sfopera.com/pac

3/11 NovaHacks @ 8am- 7pm @ 310 Jacobs Hall, UC Berkeley: This is a 10-hour hackathon for HS students.  Students will work in teams of 4 to design & code a challenging project of their choice.  Apply by2/28: www.berkeleyanova.org/applyhacks    

For 11th & 12th:

3/7 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am @ RM 209: If you have turned in a signed-field trip form for this, please meet in room 209.

For 9th:

3/16 Minds Matter @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  This is a FREE program that offers 2 adult professional mentors for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity or work on the application form with us.

For 10th:

Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.  Apply ASAP.  For more details: http://www.juma.org/enroll/  

For 11th:

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check out QuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

For 12th:

3/8 San Francisco State’s Next Steps @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have been accepted by SFSU and would like to know what are the next steps, or you haven’t heard from SFSU about your admission status, please come to this info. session.

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS. Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details:www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 27 – March 3, 2017

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 3, 2017

 

MARCH

March Roars in Like a Lion!!

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: THE MONTH OF MARCH: March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second month to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20th or 21st marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where September is the seasonal equivalent of the Northern Hemisphere’s March.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

Wed., March 1 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Basketball Game in Van Ness gym                                  during lunch time

 

Thurs., March 2 -Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Volleyball Game in Bay St. gym

                           during lunch time

 

Fri., March 3 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Kickball Game (use rubber ball) in

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

Spirit Week International Food Festival is Friday, March 10 in the Courtyard during lunch time.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/20 – 26/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

The current Summer Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255.

3/4 Jump Start College Tour @ 9am-3:30pm @ Mission College, Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara:APIASF will be hosting a free workshop in your area to provide scholarship information, as well as college, career, and financial planning resources to high school students and parents of all backgrounds. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: One (1) Lucky student will win a JBL 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker!  To RSVP: goo.gl/K9nlMT

3/11 NovaHacks @ 8am- 7pm @ 310 Jacobs Hall, UC Berkeley: This is a 10-hour hackathon for HS students.  Students will work in teams of 4 to design & code a challenging project of their choice. Apply by 2/28: www.berkeleyanova.org/applyhacks    

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition:www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1.

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program:  https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signup or to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

2/28 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am to Pier 3: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, this nation-wide media and tech. company will be hosting a career readiness event for 13 junior and senior girls.  Lunch, goodie bags, and a tour of the company will be included.  Pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in RM 258F or from Vicki in RM 209.  Return the signed field trip form to Ms. S. Chan by 2/28.  First come first served basis.  

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors.  You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details:https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 11th & 10th:

3/1 Carleton College & Summer Program @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:  This is a competitive, small, private liberal arts college in Minnesota.  They offer a variety of summer programs to current high school sophomores & juniors with generous scholarship.  Come check it out!

For 9th:

3/2 Minds Matter @ 11:45am @ RM 104:  This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity!

For 10th:

Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.  Apply ASAP.  For more details: http://www.juma.org/enroll/  

For 11th:

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check out QuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria: www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

For 12th:

3/2 @ 1pm-4pm @ SF State Library RM 281: Dream Aid Drives: SF State will be hosting this event to help students submit their CA Dream Act app. This is open to high school, community and SFSU students.  Please bring your and your parents’ 2015 tax & income info.     

3/2 CSU Placement Exam Registration @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re likely to be enrolled at any State Universities, please be sure to register for their placement exams ASAP and take the exams before May.  Come to this workshop if you have any questions about this or need help signing-up for the exams.

3/8 San Francisco State’s Next Steps @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have been accepted by SFSU and would like to know what are the next steps, or you haven’t heard from SFSU about your admission status, please come to this info. session.

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish. For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 20 – 24, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 20 – 24, 2017

 

PRESIDENT’S DAY

February 20, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: PRESIDENT’S DAY: Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president. Washington’s Birthday officially honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States. The day commemorates past presidents of the USA. Washington’s Birthday is sometimes known as Presidents’ Day. This is because while most states have adopted Washington’s Birthday, some states officially celebrate Presidents’ Day.

Some states pay particular attention to Abraham Lincoln, as his birthday was also in mid-February.The US federal holiday is on the third Monday of February each year, but records show that George Washington’s birthday is on February 22. George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. His first term as president was from 1789 to 1793 and his second term from 1793 to 1797. Before he became president, he played important roles in the military, leading the American Continental Army to victory over the British in 1783. Washington is often seen as the father of the United States and is probably the best known American politician ever.

 

The likeness and name of George Washington can still be seen in many places in the United States. There is the portrait of him and three other American presidents carved into Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. His image is also used on the one-dollar bill and the quarter-dollar coin. The capital of the United States, Washington D.C., Washington State and at least three universities are named after him.

Washington’s Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia in 1880. It was made a federal holiday in 1885. The holiday was originally held on the anniversary of George Washington’s birth, on February 22. In 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February.

This holiday is legally designated as “Washington’s Birthday”. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is the federal government’s policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

Wed., March 1 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Basketball Game in Van Ness gym                                  during lunch time

 

Thurs., March 2 -Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Volleyball Game in Bay St. gym

                           during lunch time

 

Fri., March 3 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Kickball Game (use rubber ball) in

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO GALILEO CHEERLEADERS:  They placed 1st in their division in their competition over the weekend and won a special judges award for ‘best jumps’!

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/20 – 26/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

The Summer Program List has been sent via SchoolLoop.

2/26 USA Gap Year Fair @ 1pm-3:30pm @ Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St, SF.: If you are interested in taking time off between high school and college, this fair will provide you with lots of options for activities that you can do.  You can also find out why students take time off and how this can positively affect your college choice or enrollment decision.  To register: www.usagapyearfairs.org/fairs  

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos: gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year.  The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24. To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition: www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1.

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signup or to apply:https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

2/22 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am to Pier 3: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, this nation-wide media and tech. company will be hosting a career readiness event for 13 junior and senior girls.  Lunch, goodie bags, and a tour of the company will be included.  Pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in RM 258F or from Vicki in RM 209.  Return the signed field trip form to Ms. S. Chan by 2/28.  First come first served basis.  

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors.  You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details: https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 9th:

3/2 Minds Matter @ 11:45am @ RM 104:  This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for FREE.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity!

For 10th:

Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.  Apply ASAP.  For more details:http://www.juma.org/enroll/  

For 11th:

If you’re interested in applying for a gigantic scholarship, please check out QuestBridge.  This is a super competitive scholarship program.  We’ve had maybe 1 student per year who has won this scholarship.  To learn more about the awards and selection criteria:www.questbridge.org   If interested, apply by 3/22/17.

Genesys Works: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us at gwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

2/21 Financial Aid trouble shoot @ 3:15pm @ RM 104:  If you have not submitted FAFSA or CA Dream Act, please do so ASAP.  If you need help completing either application form or have any problems with your Cal Grant account, please come see us during this time.  If you plan to complete FAFSA with us, it will be best if you can bring the 2015 income tax return.

2/22 CCSF Placement Exam: if you have signed up to take the CCSF placement exam and turned in a signed permission slip, please be at the front gate of Galileo by 7:45am.  If you miss this bus, you will miss the placement exam.   

2/23 FAFSA / CA Dream Act Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have not submitted FAFSA or CA Dream Act, come work on it with us.  If you plan to complete FAFSA with us, it will be best if you can bring the 2015 income tax return if your family has one.

2/27 @ 1pm-3pm & 3/2 @ 1pm-4pm @ SF State Library RM 281: Dream Aid Drives: SF State will be hosting this event to help students submit their CA Dream Act app. This is open to high school, community and SFSU students.  Please bring your and your parents’ 2015 tax & income info.     

3/2 CSU Placement Exam Registration @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you’re likely to be enrolled at any State Universities, please be sure to register for their placement exams ASAP and take the exams before May.  Come to this workshop if you have any questions about this or need help signing-up for the exams.

Worth Our Weight Boot Camp (WOW) @ Santa Rosa: This is a culinary boot camp, which is a 12-week program that includes professional food service preparation, catering and farm to table gardening.  The tuition is $1,200 and the house dorm room is $225 per 12 week session.  Partial & full scholarships available.  For more info.: www.worthourweight.org

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

Maisin Scholarship: $3,000/year and renewable for 4 years.  To qualify: a senior with a 2.0-3.5 GPA, entering college or vocational school in fall 2017, historically underrepresented & low-income, first generation college-bound students & committed to college goals.  To apply:www.sfedfund.org/maisinscholaraward Application deadline: 2/24/17

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 13 – 17, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 13 – 17, 2017

 

VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: VALENTINE’S DAY:  Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,] is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies, including a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[7]

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  DO NOT PARK IN THE WHITE BUS ZONES BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!! Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

MARCH MADNESS ACTIVITIES:

Wed., March 1 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Basketball Game in Van Ness gym                                  during lunch time

 

Thurs., March 2 -Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Volleyball Game in Bay St. gym

                           during lunch time

 

Fri., March 3 – Seniors vs Teachers/Staff Kickball Game (use rubber ball) in

                       the Courtyard during lunch time

 

EGG DROP CONTEST: Science Club is sponsoring an Egg Drop Contest on Friday, Feb. 17 during lunch time to celebrate Galileo’s birthday which is Feb. 15.,1564. See Mr. DeBella in room 451 if you wish to participate.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/13 – 19/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

A Summer Program List has been sent via SchoolLoop.

 

2/18 13th Annual Black College Expo @ 9am-3pm @ Laney Community College, Oakland: This is a low cost Black College Expo for any interested students.  Scholarship opportunities are available for all students, seminars and one-on-one interviews with colleges & universities.  $8 per person for entrance fee.  For more details: www.thecollegeexpo.org or call877-427-4100

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos: gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year.  The theme for this year is Tenacity. Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students. Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA. Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition: www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1.

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program:  https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signupor to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

2/14 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

3/9 Bloomberg Field Trip @ 11:15am to Pier 3: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, this nation-wide media and tech. company will be hosting a career readiness event for 13 junior and senior girls.  Lunch, goodie bags, and a tour of the company will be included.  Pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in RM 258F or from Vicki in RM 209.  Return the signed field trip form to Ms. S. Chan by 2/30.  First come first served basis.   

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors.  You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details: https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 10th:

2/16 College Basics Part II presentation in Chinese @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you want to learn what you can do this year to be better prepared for college, come to this presentation.  This presentation has been given in all World History classes between 2/2/-2/13.   

Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.  Apply ASAP.  For more details:http://www.juma.org/enroll/  

For 11th:

Genesys Works: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us at gwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

2/15 Transition to College Presentation for Seniors & Parents @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria:  How can you be better prepared for the transition to college?  What should you be aware of during college years?  How do you make sure you graduate from college?  Come to this presentation and learn about these topics!  A light dinner will be provided.

Mission Bit: This program offers a free 5 week immersive coding course called Mission Bit Career Prep. As an organization, our long term strategy is to put underrepresented students in a position to enroll in college as a computer science major or start a career as a software engineer.  Admitted students will learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, and gain networking skills by meeting the people building the most innovative products in the Bay Area. Mission Bit Career Prep courses run Monday thru Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. To be considered, please complete the online application at www.missionbit.com before the deadline on Tuesday, February 14th at 5pm. Upon completion of the application, students will be invited to interview for an opportunity to take part in this amazing opportunity.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances.  For more details:http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 6 – 10, 2017


GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 6 – 10, 2017

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE

February 11, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE: Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by IFEA, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the country. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Since 1958, the parade has been under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers , and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court. A crowd favorite is the spectacular 268′ Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”) It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco. This year’s Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade promises to warm your heart and electrify your senses, come rain or shine.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

EGG DROP CONTEST: Science Club is sponsoring an Egg Drop Contest on Friday, Feb. 17 during lunch time to celebrate Galileo’s birthday which is Feb. 15.,1564. See Mr. DeBella in room 451 if you wish to participate.

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team

functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/6-12/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

2/6 Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: RIT is a world-class university with model access services for students with hearing loss.  More than 1200 students with hearing loss from all over the nation and with varying communication modes study at RIT/NTID alongside some 14,000 hearing students in the 9 colleges of RIT, of which NTID is one of the 9 colleges RIT has more than 200 programs to choose from, outstanding access & support services and a special discounted tuition rate for qualified students with hearing loss.   

2/9 Grand Canyon University @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a large Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona.  It has over 200 degrees and it’s an athletic division I college.  It has generous scholarship opportunities for students with 3.0GPA.  

2/11 University of Colorado, Colorado Spring Info. session @ 10am-12pm @ Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto: Free information session on public research university: the Colorado Spring campus in Colorado.  You will find out about living on campus, how you choose your classes, and anything else you may be wondering. RSVP ASAP to california@uccs.edu.

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos: gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year. The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition:www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1.

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program:  https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signup or to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

2/7 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors.  You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details:https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 10th:

2/8 Get A Job. Save Money. Get Into College-.Juma Ventures @ 11:45am @ RM 104: A youth development program that support low income, first generation students working towards college by providing EDUCATION counseling, WORK at the AT&T Park, and college SAVING account where for every $1 you saved, we match it with $1.

For 11th:

Genesys Works: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more:http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us atgwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

2/8 FAFSA & California Dream Act Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for financial support for college.  If your family has the 2015 or 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.  If your family doesn’t have it, come anyway to get started.

2/9  Maisin Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have a GPA of 2.0-3.5 and plans to attend either a community college or 4 year college, low-income and first generation to college, please come check out how easy it is to apply for this local scholarship.

2/15 Transition to College Presentation for Seniors & Parents @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria:  How can you be better prepared for the transition to college?  What should you be aware of during college years?  How do you make sure you graduate from college?  Come to this presentation and learn about these topics!  A light dinner will be provided.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center. If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances. For more details: http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 30 – February 3, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 3, 2017

 

GROUND HOG DAY

February 2, 2017

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: GROUND HOG DAY: Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a traditional holiday originating in the United States that is celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, some time before the vernal equinox; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.

Modern customs of the holiday involve early morning celebrations to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow. The first documented American reference to Groundhog Day can be found in a diary entry, dated February 4, 1841, by Morgantown, Pennsylvania, storekeeper James Morris: “Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.”

In southeastern Pennsylvania, Groundhog Lodges (Grundsow Lodges) celebrate the holiday with fersommlinge, social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g’spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. The Pennsylvania German dialect is the only language spoken at the event, and those who speak English pay a penalty, usually in the form of a nickel, dime, or quarter per word spoken, with the money put into a bowl in the center of the table.

Groundhog Day was adopted in the U.S. in 1887. Clymer H. Freas was the editor of the local paper Punxsutawney Spirit at the time, and he began promoting the town’s groundhog as the official “Groundhog Day meteorologist”.

The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day, already a widely recognized and popular tradition, received widespread attention as a result of the 1993 film Groundhog Day.

 

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/30 – 2/5/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

La Petite is hiring swimming instructors for children:  You don’t have to have prior experience working with children; training will be provided.  Hourly pay is between $16-$28.  For more details or to apply: http://www.swimlpb.com/

2/4 Pathways to Law: Getting A Law Degree & Beyond @ 9am-4pm @ UCB Hastings College of the Law @ 200 McAllister Street:  This is an annual free event for any students who might be curious about studying law in college.  For more details: www.legallyasianlaw.com   To register: http://aaba-bay.com/event-2404962

2/25 & 2/26 Get Your Life Workshop @ 12pm-6pm @ 127 Collingwood St.: an empowerment workshop for Latino gay, bi, queer men aged 16-19.  The workshop will be a space to build community, make friends, and develop skills to navigate relationship.  Each participant will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card after completing the workshop.  Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided on both days.  To sign-up email Mr. Gustavo Banuelos:gustavo@lyric.org    

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year. The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition:www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1

 

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program:  https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signup or to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

For 11th & 12th:

1/31 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors. You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details: https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 11th & 10th:

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a world-wide leadership training program for teens & young adults.  It recognizes young people for their services to their communities and gives them opportunity to gain insights into their personal development.  They offer a FREE 3-day leadership camp to students who live in Marin, SF, and San Mateo counties.  You will do fun, interactive activities at this camp.  Application deadline is 1/31.  To apply: www.ryla5150.org      

For 11th:

2/1 Genesys Works Info. & Application @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!  The deadline to apply is 2/24!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us at gwba@ba.genesysworks.org

 

For 12th:

2/1 & 2/2 City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Info. & Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Learn about what classes you can take at CCSF and apply to the school.  You can also sign-up for placement exams and individual counseling appt.  If you have a social security number, bring it with you.  If you don’t have one, don’t worry about it.    

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances.  For more details: http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS.  For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/8/2017

LATA Scholarship: Between $1,000 to $5,000.  To qualify: graduating Latino seniors attending SF public HS.  Dreamers welcomed to apply!  You can complete application in either English or Spanish.  For more details: www.latasf.org You can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/17/2017.  

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 23 – 27, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 23 – 27,2017

 

LUNAR NEW YEAR

Year of the Rooster

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:  LUNAR NEW YEAR OR CHINESE NEW YEAR: Chinese New Year is the longest national holiday in China and New Year’s day is the most important date in the Chinese calendar.

Although China has used the Gregorian calendar since 1912, Chinese New Year is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, falling on the second new moon after winter solstice — meaning it changes each year.

It is pronounced “Gong Xi Fa Cai” in Mandarin and “Gong Hey Fat Choy” in Cantonese, although both are written the same way.

Roughly a sixth of the world will observe Chinese New Year, with celebrations in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, along with other countries with significant Chinese populations.

London and San Francisco both claim to host the largest celebrations outside of Asia. Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival” (simplified Chinese 春节; traditional Chinese 春節; Pinyin: Chūn Jié) in Mainland China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating another year of the rooster.

The New Year festival is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong (officially as Lunar New Year), Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Mauritius, and the Philippines. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. Among about one third of the Mainland population, or 500 million Northerners, dumplings (especially those of vegetarian fillings) feature prominently in the meals celebrating the festival.

 

Chinese New Year was set to coincide with the slack time just before a new year of farm work begins, as a time of preparation.

When most Chinese were farmers this made sense. Now 55% of China’s population is urban (a generation ago it was 25%), but 100+ million return to their rural roots for CNY.

Chinese traditionally celebrated the start of a new year of farm work, and wished/prayed for a good harvest. This has now evolved into celebrating the start of a new business year and wishing for profits and success in various vocations.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/23 – 1/29/17

La Petite is hiring swimming instructors for children:  You don’t have to have prior experience working with children; training will be provided.  Hourly pay is between $16-$28.  For more details or to apply: http://www.swimlpb.com/

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that provides 10-week long after-school program for young women who are between the ages of 14-17.  The program will provide a $300-$500 stipend for participating in their programs.  You can learn life skills such as communications, social issues, and career explorations.  Application deadline is 1/27/17 @ 5pm.  To apply: www.sfoasis.org

1/28 Menlo College Open House @ 9am-1pm @ 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton: This is a very small private college with main focus on business.  Go check it out if you’re interested in business majors.

2/4 Pathways to Law: Getting A Law Degree & Beyond @ 9am-4pm @ UCB Hastings College of the Law @ 200 McAllister Street:  This is an annual free event for any students who might be curious about studying law in college.  For more details: www.legallyasianlaw.com   To register: http://aaba-bay.com/event-2404962

4/6-4/9 Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program @ UC Berkeley: This is a college student run FREE annual program for HS students.  They create different workshop themes every year. The theme for this year is Tenacity.  Workshops will explore how you can use your cultural roots to achieve goals.  You will network with other HS students.  Room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley will e included.  For any HS students with any GPA.  Application deadline: 2/24.

To apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2017mentee  

Digital Arts, Film, & Animation Competition for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students: Enter your artwork and win a cash prize of $250.  Award categories are: Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D animation, Interactive Media, & Photo Imaging.  For more details or to enter for the competition:www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC Competition deadline is 3/1.

Pathways Career Ahead: Would you like to be prepared for a paid internship or part-time job for the summer or during the school year?  If so, check out this program:  https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_info_session_signup or to apply: https://enterpriseforyouth.formstack.com/forms/pathways_application

American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more.  For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester.  If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.

For 11th & 12th:

1/24 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

1/25 College Ambassador strongly encouraged to attend @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: CSU Placement Exams Registration: Come learn more about what these placement exams are about, how to register and when you must register by.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors.  You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details:https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 11th & 10th:

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a world-wide leadership training program for teens & young adults.  It recognizes young people for their services to their communities and gives them opportunity to gain insights into their personal development.  They offer a FREE 3-day leadership camp to students who live in Marin, SF, and San Mateo counties.  You will do fun, interactive activities at this camp.  Application deadline is 1/31.  To apply: www.ryla5150.org      

For 10th:

Juma Venture:  This is a youth development program that breaks the cycle of poverty by paving ways to education, work, and financial capability. We work with first-generation, low-income students who are planning to pursue a college education. Juma offers academic counseling, employment at the AT&T Ballpark, and college saving account so students can work towards college. If you are interested, application is available starting January 2017.  For more details: www.juma.org

 

For 11th:

1/25 Genesys Works Info. & Application @ 11:45am-12:25pm @ RM 104: Are you interested in earning up to $10,000 during your senior year, get support with the college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come learn more about GENESYS WORKS!

The deadline to apply is February 24th!  Click following link to apply and/or learn more:http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea. If you have questions feel free to email us atgwba@ba.genesysworks.org

For 12th:

1/25 CSU Placement Exams Registration @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come learn more about what these placement exams are about, how to register, and when you must register by.  This is super important if you plan to attend a CSU next year.

1/26 Homeroom Assembly: Important scholarship announcements will be made.

1/26 FAFSA/ CA Dream Act Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for financial support for college.  If your family has the 2015 or 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.  If your family doesn’t have it, come anyway to get started.  

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships: A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center. If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.  See examples below:

TACT Scholarship:  Up to $2,000.  To qualify: include Community volunteer service, 2.5 minimum GPA, Participation in extracurricular activities, Demonstrated leadership in school, & Unusual circumstances. For more details: http://www.tactsf.org/  or you can pick up an application from Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209.  Application deadline: 2/15/2017

Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf Scholarship: $2,000.  To qualify: graduating senior of Galileo HS, a US citizen, min. GPA of 3.0, and actively participated in at least 3 community service projects while in HS. For more details, pick up an application form from either Ms. Chan in room 258 or Michael in room 209. Application deadline: 3/8/2017

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 16 – 20, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 16 – 20,2017

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)[1] is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

 

The idea of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday was promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations.[2] After King’s death, U.S. Representative John Conyers (a Democrat from Michigan) and U.S. Senator Edward Brooke (a Republican from Massachusetts) introduced a bill in Congress to make King’s birthday a national holiday. The bill first came to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979. However, it fell five votes short of the number needed for passage.[3] Two of the main arguments mentioned by opponents were that a paid holiday for federal employees would be too expensive, and that a holiday to honor a private citizen would be contrary to longstanding tradition (King had never held public office).[3] Only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

 

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

 

WINTER PEP RALLY: and class of year competition is Friday, January 20.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/16 – 1/22/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

1/18 Skyline Community College @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This 2-year college is located in San Bruno City.  It provides a shuttle service at the Daly City Bart station.  If you want to learn more about this college or are interested in applying for it, please attend this event.

1/21 Young Women’s Leadership Summit @ 8:30am-3:30pm @ Tresidder Oak Lounge at Stanford University:This is a FREE one day conference for HS girls to explore different business disciplines.  To register:goo.gl/W9rSHJ

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that provides 10-week long after-school program for young women who are between the ages of 14-17.  The program will provide a $300-$500 stipend for participating in their programs.  You can learn life skills such as communications, social issues, and career explorations. Application deadline is 1/27/17 @ 5pm.  To apply: www.sfoasis.org

American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more.  For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester.  If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.

Volunteer Opportunity: Tutor & Teach Middle School Students! Breakthrough SF at SF Day

School is a non-profit organization.  It is looking for tutors to volunteer after school with

academically motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around SF.

 The commitment is 1 day a week from 3:30pm-5:30pm. No prior tutoring experience is

necessary.  The application deadline is 1/20/17.  For more details or to apply, check out:

www.breakthroughsf.org or email Sasha Mungal: sasha@breakthroughsf.org  

For 11th & 12th:

1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: This is a nation-wide math competition for high school juniors and seniors. You create your team of 3-5 students with 1 teacher-coach.  The teams that make it to the finalist can win between $5,000 to $20,000 as a prize and in addition be invited to apply for a 10-week summer internship at the Moody Corporation in a few big cities in the nation.  For more details: https://m3challenge.siam.org/challenge/prizes  

For 10th:

1/18 Juma Venture @ 11:45am-12:20pm @ RM 104:  This is a youth development program that breaks the cycle of poverty by paving ways to education, work, and financial capability. We work with first-generation, low-income students who are planning to pursue a college education. Juma offers academic counseling, employment at the AT&T Ballpark, and college saving account so students can work towards college. If you are interested, application is available starting January 2017.

For 12th:

1/19 Cash for College @ 5:30pm-8pm @ school cafeteria: Come win a FREE mini iPad, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information.  If you don’t have it, that’s okay:

– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

 

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships:  A current list is attached.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – January 9 – 13, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 3 – 6,2017

 

FRIDAY THE 13th!!

 

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:  FRIDAY THE 13th: The origins of the Friday the 13th being an unlucky date are shrouded in mystery.The most commonly held perception is that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 is a particularly unlucky number.

  • The most commonly held perception is that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 is a particularly unlucky number.
  • In numerology 13 is considered to be an irregular number and is also the number of witches you need to form a coven.
  • There is also a biblical reference to 13 being considered unlucky. Judas, the apostle who later betrayed Jesus, was supposedly the 13th guest to sit down at the last supper. Christ was crucified on a Friday
  • In the 14th Century Geoffrey Chaucer referenced Friday as being an unlucky day in his Canterbury Tales, “And on a Friday fell all this mischance.”
  • In 2017, there happens to be two Friday the 13ths – January 13 and October 13.

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING: is Monday, Jan. 8 to discuss new activities this month.

WINTER PEP RALLY: and class of year competition is Friday, January 20.

 

VARSITY BASEBALL NEEDS GIRL MANAGERS: To keep book and help with team functions.  Please see Coach Papa in Room  263.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 12/19/16 – 1/15/17

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

1/9 Mission Bit @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: A company where high school student can earn $300 for taking a FREE coding class in spring semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and they will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.comApplication deadline is 1/13/17 by 5pm.

             

ACE Mentor: This is a free mentorship program for students interested in architecture, engineering, and construction engineering.  You will get a professional mentor and work on real projects along with the mentor. The office is located in downtown and time commitment is two afternoons per week.  Position is first come first served, so apply ASAP.  For more details or to sign-up: http://www.acementor.org/students/

The student orientation is on 1/12 at 5 PM at 1 Bush St. #200 (HOK).

American Legion invites HS students to compete in speech contest: If you’re interested in this contest, depending on which round you get into, there is a possibility of winning college scholarships of $1,500 and more.  For more info., please see either Speech & Debate team coach, Ms. Ung in room 316 or uAspire advisor, Michael in room 209, or College & Career Counselor, Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

Free classes at CCSF’s Chinatown Campus in the spring semester.  If you are interested, please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center in room 258.

1/14 National Portfolio Day @ 12pm-4pm @ The Art Institute of California – 10 United Nations Plaza, SF: If you’re interested in applying to or curious about how to apply to any art colleges/universities, please bring your work to this FREE event to get professional feedback.  For more details and a list of art colleges at the event: http://portfolioday.net/2016-17-schedule/event/83

Volunteer Opportunity: Tutor & Teach Middle School Students! Breakthrough SF at SF Day School is a non-profit organization.  It is looking for tutors to volunteer after school with academically motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around SF.  The commitment is 1 day a week from 3:30pm-5:30pm. No prior tutoring experience is necessary.  The application deadline is 1/20/17.  For more details or to apply, check out: www.breakthroughsf.org or email Sasha Mungal: sasha@breakthroughsf.org  

1/21 Young Women’s Leadership Summit @ 8:30am-3:30pm @ Tresidder Oak Lounge at Stanford University:This is a FREE one day conference for HS girls to explore different business disciplines.  To register:goo.gl/W9rSHJ

For 11th & 12th:

Bank of America is seeking Student Leader for an 8 week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization. You will also learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills; in addition to attending a Summit held in Washington DC (in the summer with all expenses paid) to learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together.  For more details, see posting in the Counseling Center or call 1-800-218-9946.   

1/10 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 12th:

1/3-1/12: During these two weeks, we will present the College Application Process Part II in one of your social studies class, please don’t miss it.  You will learn important follow-ups with your college applications and financial aid related items.

1/11 Meritus Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is a generous scholarship for seniors: if you meet the following criteria, come work on the application with us!

Unweighted GPA between 3.0 – 3.7 (we will consider students slightly outside of this range)

  • Demonstrated Financial Need (majority of our students are on Free/Reduced Lunch)
  • Plan to attend a 4-year University

 

1/12 FSA ID Set-Up @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: In order for you to be able to submit FAFSA online, you need to create an FSA ID for yourself and one for one of your parents.  Setting this up only takes a few minutes.  It is best to have this set up before 1/19’s Cash for College.

1/19 Cash for College @ 5:30pm-8pm @ school cafeteria: Come win a FREE mini iPad, get free dinner and complete either FAFSA or Dream Act for college financial aid.  This event is for both seniors and or their parents.  Information will be provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  If possible, please bring the following information:

– Social Security number for each family member (If you are undocumented and not a permanent resident, we can help you complete the CA Dream Act so that the student can get CA financial aid.)

– 2015 or 2016 federal income tax forms

– Records of untaxed income

– Business, farm, and other real estate records

– W2s and other income forms

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

Scholarships:  A current list is attached.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

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